Tom Wilkinson

MFG Movie and Video Preview: May 9

Posted on 05/8/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentMother’s Day Weekend beings three fine new films—two based on true stories—that focus on women of all ages and stages of life.     Belle Handsomely filmed, beautifully acted, the true story of a half-African woman raised in an aristocrat’s home at the tail end of slavery in the British Empire takes some of the hard themes studied in 12 Years a Slave and wraps them in Jane Austen finery. The luminous Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays the title role; Tom Wilkinson …

Plenty of Movies for Grownups at Friday’s Film Festival

Posted on 09/21/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentGreetings from New Orleans. I’ve just spent the evening strolling around the French Quarter, which for those of you who have never been is something of a cross between Downtown Disney and the Innermost Circle of Hell.But most importantly, this afternoon I was at the Louisiana Theatre at the New Orleans Convention Center watching the final preparations for our Movies for Grownups Film Festival. It’s all part of AARP’s Life@50+ Member Event, which is drawing tens of thousands of folks …

“Marigold Hotel” Star Tom Wilkinson: Getting Old Takes Courage!

Posted on 05/2/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe best gift grownup movie lovers have gotten so far this year is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the warm, funny, thoughtful story of seven British retirees who move to crowded, colorful Jaipur, India. They’re lured there by a brochure promising a life of inexpensive luxury at the titular hotel, but what they find is a run-down wreck of a place set amidst teeming crowds, abject poverty, and sometimes brutally primitive living conditions. For the Britons—played by Wilkinson, Judi Dench, …